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    • Tim Hardaway Jr. makes five treys, scores 23
      Tim Hardaway Jr. handed out a career-high five assists against the Bulls on Thursday, adding 23 points, two rebounds, one steal and five 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

      Advice: It was just like summer league with the lack of talent on the wings for the Knicks tonight. Hardaway Jr. has really come a long way from his catch-and-shoot days in his rookie season and has become a well-rounded scorer with better passing, as well. He'll need to improve a little more in scoring off the dribble, but his output in triples should give him enough value to keep him owned in standard leagues while Carmelo Anthony (knee) is on the shelf. Rotoworld.com
      33 minutes ago
    • Kevin Durant to get minutes in the mid-30s
      Kevin Durant is expected to get minutes in the mid-30s, according to coach Scott Brooks.

      Advice: He played 35 minutes on Tuesday and attempted 25 shots from the field, so it's probably safe to say he's back. Durant will be in Anthony Davis' tier for the best player in fantasy hoops in no time. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:15 pm
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo will start on Thursday
      Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) will start against the Kings on Thursday.

      Advice: Everything must have went well in warmups and it must be nice to be a 19-year-old professional basketball player. Antetokounmpo was going off on Wednesday before his injury, so his owners should have decent expectations tonight. He should be owned in all leagues. Khris Middleton takes a hit. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:56 pm
    • Marcus Smart poised for increase in PT
      Marcus Smart (Achilles) is poised for an increase in playing time.

      Advice: He is still a major project as a scorer. Smart has made just 27.9 percent of his jumpers overall and 33.3 percent of any shot off the dribble, so both of those are going to have to come up. Unlike Rajon Rondo, Smart can potentially make a triple per game and he's not going to shoot 33.3 percent from the line, so he has decent upside with his dimes and terrific output in steals. He's worth owning in standard leagues to see how it plays out. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:00 pm
       
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    • Andrew Bogut (knee) may be out until January?
      Andrew Bogut's agent David Bauman speculated that Bogut might be able to return "sometime in January."

      Advice: "I’m not going to say two, three, four weeks, but that’s probably a reasonable assumption if all goes well, and then he’ll return sometime in January," said Bauman. Bogut will likely be re-evaluated in about a week to see how his knee is responding to treatment, after which the team will decide whether to keep resting him or to undergo another round of PRP injections. Marreese Speights and Draymond Green will help fill the void with Bogut on the sidelines. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:42 pm
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) will not play on Thursday
      Taj Gibson (ankle) will not play against the Knicks on Thursday.

      Advice: The Bulls should not need him tonight. Gibson suffered a new injury to his ankle this week, so this is not soreness. Gibson did go through warmups and he's usually pretty tough, so he should be considered a littler closer to probable for Friday. Nikola Mirotic will pick up some extra playing time. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:19 pm
       
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      W, 103-97 vs NY
    • Travis Wear getting his first start
      Travis Wear is getting his first start of his career on Thursday against the Bulls.

      Advice: Coach Derek Fisher said he was considering starting Wear exactly one month ago, so here we are. Wear is actually decent off the dribble with 38 percent of his shots coming off pull-ups, so moving him into Melo's spot in the starting lineup makes some sense. He's probably not going to get big minutes or get a lot of shots, but he could score in double-digits tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:47 pm
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) a game-time decision Thurs
      Taj Gibson (ankle) will warm up and see how he feels before deciding his status for Thursday's game vs. the Knicks.

      Advice: If Gibson is unable to play, Nikola Mirotic will soak up his minutes, although he's been struggling lately so he's a risky option in daily leagues. Joakim Noah will get all the minutes he can handle if Gibson can't go. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:29 pm
       
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      W, 103-97 vs NY
    • Sergey Karasev (oblique) questionable Friday
      Sergey Karasev (oblique) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. Cleveland.

      Advice: Alan Anderson started the last game that Karasev was sidelined, and would likely draw another start on Friday if he's unable to go. Bojan Bogdanovic would also see increased minutes, but neither Bojan nor Anderson can be considered viable options in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:38 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard (hand) out Friday vs. Portland
      Kawhi Leonard (hand) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. Portland.

      Advice: This will be Leonard's second consecutive game out of the lineup due to his sore hand, and we'll consider him questionable for Saturday's game vs. Dallas. Marco Belinelli, Manu Ginobili, and Danny Green will be asked to pick up the slack while Leonard is sidelined, and all those guys figure to be decent plug-and-play options in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:41 pm
       
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    • Antetokounmpo (ankle) questionable Thursday
      Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Kings.

      Advice: If Giannis isn't able to go, Khris Middleton, O.J. Mayo, and Jared Dudley would be in line for extended minutes with Middleton and Mayo offering the most upside. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:28 am
    • Andrew Bogut (knee) w/out timetable to return
      Andrew Bogut (knee) had a platelet-rich plasma treatment on Wednesday, and there is currently no timetable set for his return.

      Advice: Bogut said recently that he felt his knee was "giving out," and news just keeps getting worse for the oft-injured big man. He will not suit up for Thursday's game vs. OKC, and he should be considered doubtful for Monday's game against Sacramento. Draymond Green and Marreese Speights will be the primary beneficiaries with Bogut sidelined, and we'll be monitoring his status closely. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:21 am
    • Joel Embiid shooting free throws on Thursday
      Joel Embiid (foot) was seen shooting free throws at Thursday's practice.

      Advice: Embiid has been present at Sixers' practice for the last two weeks and has been allowed to shoot free throws and standstill shots. He still has several steps to go in his rehab from offseason foot surgery, however, and isn't expected to play in 2014-15, so he only belongs on dynasty league fantasy rosters right now. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:50 am
       
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    • Mavericks reassign Ricky Ledo to D-League
      Mavericks reassign Ricky Ledo to D-League.

      Advice: Ledo will again join the Texas Legends as Dallas continues to shuffle him back and forth between the Mavericks and the D-League. Fantasy owners can feel free to ignore this news. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:54 am
    • Marcus Smart expected to practice Thursday
      Marcus Smart (Achilles) is expected to practice on Thursday and is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Timberwolves.

      Advice: Smart had to leave Tuesday's practice after aggravating his Achilles injury, but looks to be on the mend due to his practice status. While the rookie has had a rough start to the 2014-15 season, he's worth a flier for fantasy owners who have an open roster spot as trade rumors surrounding Rajon Rondo are picking up steam. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:21 am
       
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    • Moe Harkless seeing increased role with Magic
      Moe Harkless has earned an increased role with the Magic, according to head coach Jacque Vaughn.

      Advice: After five consecutive DNP-CD's, Harkless has seen an average of 12.5 minutes over the Magic's last two games and it's something he and Vaughn have had conversations about. Speaking of those conversations, Vaughn said they were, "geared towards accepting your responsibility of your profession. This is what you signed up for, and there's no guarantee there's minutes for you. You earn those minutes." While Harkless may be earning more minutes, his production of 3.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in those two games should keep him on fantasy waiver wires. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:30 am
    • Danilo Gallinari has a great game vs. HOU
      Danilo Gallinari returned from a three-game absence on Wednesday during a loss to the Rockets, playing 26 minutes with 16 points, two rebounds, two assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: It was one of his best showings of the season and he shot the ball with a lot of confidence. Gallinari's knee has flared up on him multiple times and he was only playing 13.8 minutes per game in his four games before the rest, so fantasy owners in standard leagues shouldn't consider him "back" yet. Plus, he's not looking to shoot nearly as much as he has in his career. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:00 am
    • Canaan makes his return to the lineup
      Isaiah Canaan returned to action on Wednesday and played seven minutes and did not score.

      Advice: He's only going to be used to spell Patrick Beverley. Canaan is not going to be worth owning in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:57 pm
    • O.J. Mayo returned to action on Wednesday December 17. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:57 pm
    • Thomas Robinson explodes for 15 and 16
      Thomas Robinson excelled in his first start of the season on Wednesday during a win over the Bucks, scoring 15 points with 16 boards, one steal, one block and four turnovers in 29 minutes.

      Advice: The Bucks did a Hack-A-Rob strategy late in the game, so he only made 5-of-15 from the line. Robinson had a couple bright spots last season while the Blazers were missing LaMarcus Aldridge, but he had a number of disappearing acts, too. Coach Terry Stotts said he's going to be mixing up his lineups, so this is not the new norm for Robinson. We'll need to see it again before signing off on him as a pickup in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:34 pm
    • Rodney Stuckey cools off against Clippers
      Rodney Stuckey, who torched the Lakers for 20 points, 10 rebounds and seven dimes on Monday, had just 12 points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal on 6-of-12 shooting in Wednesday's loss to the Clippers.

      Advice: The Lakers are awful against opposing guards, so tonight's line is probably a more realistic expectation from Stuckey going forward. But as long as he's starting for the Pacers, he's worth owning in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:34 pm
    • O.J. Mayo plays 36 minutes on Wednesday
      O.J. Mayo made 4-of-12 from the field for 12 points with one rebound, two assists, two steals, five fouls and three turnovers in 36 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.

      Advice: It's the first time he's played 36 minutes in a non-overtime game in the past year and the Bucks losing Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) just before halftime probably had something to do with it. Mayo played 16 minutes in the first half, so the plan was probably to give him around 32 minutes. Conditioning hasn't been an issue for him and he's seen some minutes at small forward this season, so owners in standard leagues can keep him in mind. He's still not playing well enough to grab, though. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:07 pm
    • Jared Dudley scores three points in start
      Jared Dudley scored three points in 27 minutes during a start against the Blazers on Wednesday, adding two rebounds, five assists and one steal.

      Advice: He committed four fouls and wasn't as involved in the offense nearly as much. Dudley's usage rate is extremely low, so he's not going to be asked to score much. His assists are fairly high for a guy with his role, but it's still not enough to move the needle enough to grab him in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:51 pm
    • Amir Johnson nearly double-doubles in win
      Amir Johnson played 31 minutes and had 13 points, nine rebounds and a block on 5-of-8 shooting on Wednesday.

      Advice: He hit just 3-of-6 free throws, but this was a much better line than we've seen from him lately. He's usually outplayed by Patrick Patterson, but that wasn't the case tonight. Pat-Pat had 13 points and three 3-pointers, but just two rebounds, and it's possible that Johnson could finally be ready to start playing. Keep a close eye on this timeshare in the next one. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:44 pm
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo's injury is not serious
      Giannis Antetokounmpo's left ankle injury is not considered serious and there is a chance he plays against the Kings on Thursday.

      Advice: This is great news. The Bucks absolutely need Antetokounmpo back with Jabari Parker (knee) out for the season. Obviously, this positive outlook could change quickly and he is very questionable to play in a late game. If he's out, Khris Middleton would start and have decent value in standard leagues. Jared Dudley would also gain value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:43 pm
    • Zach Randolph goes for 21 and 21 in win
      Zach Randolph scored 21 points with 21 rebounds, one assist and two steals against the Spurs on Wednesday.

      Advice: That's five consecutive double-doubles for Z-Bo, averaging 19.8 points, 13.2 boards, 1.0 steals and 2.0 turnovers in that span. Randolph is starting to get it going on offense and it's safe to say his slow start is behind him, making 53 percent from the field over his last 11. His fantasy owners can go back to penciling him in for a double-double most nights. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:20 pm
    • Mario Chalmers struggles in 32 minutes
      Mario Chalmers came off the bench for 11 points, one rebound, zero assists, two steals and a 3-pointer on 3-of-13 shooting in 32 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: Chalmers has been quiet since the return of Dwyane Wade, but Norris Cole played just 17 minutes tonight and had one point and zero assists. If Chalmers can reclaim the starting job from Cole, which could be coming, he'll be a must-own player going forward. Just hang onto him for now, if you own him. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:12 pm
    • Tiago Splitter returns off the bench
      Tiago Splitter returned to action on Wednesday with four points, five rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He probably has a minutes cap because of all the problems he's dealt with in his lower leg. Splitter has played well in his small amount of playing time, but he's still not going to be worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:03 pm
    • Dwyane Wade scores season-high 42 in loss
      Dwyane Wade hit 12-of-19 shots for a season-high 42 points to go along with four rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in Wednesday's loss to the Jazz.

      Advice: The bad news is he hit just 16-of-21 free throws and committed six turnovers, but the fact he played so well in a pair of back-to-backs (while battling an illness tonight) speaks volumes. The Heat are off until Friday, so hopefully Wade is able to get some rest and will be ready to go. He had 28 on Tuesday against the Nets. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:01 pm
    • Norris Cole hits rock bottom on Wednesday
      Norris Cole started at point guard on Wednesday, but missed all four of his shots for one point and two assists in just 17 minutes.

      Advice: Shabazz Napier was also 0-of-4 in limited minutes, while Mario Chalmers hit just 3-of-13 shots for 11 points and zero assists. Chalmers has struggled since the return of Dwyane Wade, but the Heat could finally be ready to put him back at starting point guard given the struggles of Cole. Cole's minutes have been fine on most nights, so we could be overreacting, but simply put, Cole was awful in this one. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:57 pm
    • Chris Andersen goes for 6 & 9 in start
      Chris Andersen started at power forward on Wednesday and had six points, nine rebounds and a steal in 26 minutes.

      Advice: He didn't block a shot, but with Chris Bosh out and Josh McRoberts' season likely over, deserves a watchful eye from deep-leaguers, especially if he continues to start. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:48 pm
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) out for game
      Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) will not return to Wednesday's game against the Blazers.

      Advice: The Bucks are not having a good week. Jabari Parker tore his ACL on Monday and Antetokounmpo could be looking at some time on the sidelines. He was playing terrific in this game, finishing with 10 points, six rebounds and one steal in 18 minutes. Khris Middleton started the second half in his place and is worth a long look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:34 pm
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo rolls left ankle
      Giannis Antetkounmpo rolled his left ankle and went to the locker room on Wednesday.

      Advice: He had an ugly ankle sprain a few weeks ago, but didn't miss time. Perhaps he just gets taped up and comes back out. We'll add updates as we receive them. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:05 pm
    • Stotts pulls a Stotts: Thomas Robinson starts
      Thomas Robinson will start in place of Robin Lopez on Wednesday.

      Advice: Coach Terry Stotts said he is going to mix up his lineups, so T-Rob is not likely going to draw all of the starts. Joel Freeland is expected to get some starts here and there, so keep an eye on him, as well. Chris Kaman should also get a handful of extra minutes and is the best pickup for owners needing a big man. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:09 pm
    • Andrew Bogut (knee) has PRP treatment
      Andrew Bogut (knee) had platelet-rich plasma treatment on Wednesday and will have another treatment in one week.

      Advice: Players can return from PRP somewhat quickly, so this news doesn't necessarily mean Bogut is out for a week. He is out Thursday against the Thunder and should be considered doubtful for the weekend. Marreese Speights and Draymond Green will do most of the heavy lifting up front. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:13 pm
    • Isaiah Canaan is expected to play vs. DEN
      Isaiah Canaan (ankle) is expected to play against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

      Advice: He should get some playing time with Jason Terry (personal) out tonight. Canaan is still not going to get major minutes while Pat Beverley is around, so he can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:05 pm
    • Jared Dudley starting in place of Parker
      Jared Dudley will start in place of Jabari Parker on Wednesday.

      Advice: He replaced Jabari when the injury happened, so this move is not a surprise. Dudley also played 20 minutes in the second half on Monday, so he should see a nice increase in playing time. He's worth a look in standard leagues, but there's no need to be too aggressive. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:38 pm
    • Bird Call: Chris Andersen starting vs. Jazz
      Chris Andersen will start at center in place of Udonis Haslem.

      Advice: The move could stick with the Heat desperate up front. Andersen is an option as a deep-league specialist, but he is not going to have enough value in standard leagues. Luol Deng has actually been playing some power forward while Shawne Williams has struggled quite a bit. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:50 pm
    • Andrew Bogut is out again on Thursday
      Andrew Bogut (knee) will not play against the Thunder on Thursday.

      Advice: He has runner's knee and the Warriors will likely take it easy on him. Bogut has been hurt for much of his career and they're certainly going to want him healthy for the playoffs. He's still worth owning in standard leagues. Marreese Speights gets a bump while Festus Ezeli starts again. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:32 pm
    • Dwyane Wade (illness) will play on Wednesday
      Dwyane Wade (illness) will play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

      Advice: He was very ill on Tuesday and reportedly feels better heading into tonight. Wade played well through the illness, scoring 28 points in a win over the Nets. With Chris Bosh out, he's going to be very busy and should be in all lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:52 pm
    • Marcus Smart (Achilles) out on Wednesday
      Marcus Smart (Achilles) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Magic.

      Advice: He pulled himself out of practice on Tuesday, so the writing was on the wall for this one. He has now missed 13 of the first 23 games this season, and can't seem to stay healthy. However, the injury is not thought to be serious, and the trade rumors about Rajon Rondo are intensifying, so Smart makes a lot of sense as a stash in deeper leagues. In the meantime, Evan Turner will see some increased minutes for the Celtics. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:39 pm
       
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    • Taj Gibson listed as questionable for Thurs.
      Taj Gibson (right ankle) is listed as questionable to play against the Knicks on Thursday.

      Advice: It's apparently a new injury for Taj, so he could wind up missing this game. Gibson was very active on the glass in the past few games without Joakim Noah, but he'll move to the bench on Thursday. He is still worth owning in standard leagues. If he's out, Nikola Mirotic will have an uptick in value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:02 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 vs NY
    • Tiago Splitter (calf) will play on Wednesday
      Tiago Splitter (calf) will play on Wednesday vs. Memphis.

      Advice: The team made it clear that he was simply rested on Monday, and he did not aggravate his calf injury. That is great news for the Spurs, as they could really use Splitter's size against Marc Gasol Wednesday. However, Splitter is still being eased back into the rotation and can be ignored in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:45 am
    • Sergey Karasev (left oblique) out Wed
      Sergey Karasev (left oblique) will not play in Wednesday's game vs. the Raptors.

      Advice: He is dealing with a strained left oblique and it is unclear when he will return to action. He matched his career-high of 11 points before leaving the game Tuesday, and he had started to come alive in the starting lineup for the Nets. However, owners in deepr leagues can now look elsewhere with this news, and we can expect Bojan Bogdanovic and Alan Anderson to benefit the most. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:20 am
    • Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker out Wednesday
      Kawhi Leonard (hand) and Tony Parker (hamstring) will not play against Memphis on Wednesday.

      Advice: This is just a reminder so owners can have a backup plan ready in time for Wednesday's tip-off. Cory Joseph is the obvious beneficiary in Parker's absence while Marco Belinelli and Manu Ginobili will see increase workloads in place of Leonard. We will update Leonard as needed and he is simply dealing with a sore hand and should be considered day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:23 am
       
      Injured
    • Kevin Durant reaches 15,000 career points
      26-year-old Kevin Durant became the second youngest player in NBA history to reach 15,000 career points.

      Advice: LeBron James hit that milestone at age 25, but this just speaks volumes of how great these two players really are. Durant has just recently returned from a foot injury, and has yet to fully hit his stride. However, his minutes are trending up and he should soon begin to rejoin the conversation for the best player to own in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:05 am
    • Danilo Gallinari (knee) will play Wednesday
      Danilo Gallinari (knee) will play on Wednesday vs. Houston.

      Advice: The Italian has been a ghost of the player he used to be this season, and has really struggled with his knee. Wilson Chandler is locked in as the starting small forward for the Nuggets, and unless he is traded there is not a lot of playing time available. Until Gallinari strings together a few good games and stays active, he won't be worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:54 am
    • Kevin Durant plays 35 minutes, drops 26 pts
      Kevin Durant played a season-high 35 minutes in a win over the Kings on Tuesday, finishing with 26 points, three boards, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: While it is great to see the minutes trending up for KD, this still wasn't a great game by his standards and he should be better in his next outing. Russell Westbrook has been carrying the load for the Thunder so far, but it may not be long before Durant regains his MVP form from last season. If there was ever a buy-low window, it would be right now. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:13 pm
    • Mario Chalmers plays well off bench Tuesday
      Mario Chalmers played well in Tuesday's win against the Nets, scoring 10 points to go with seven boards, five assists and four steals in 31 minutes.

      Advice: Chalmers is tough to own when Dwyane Wade is active, but tonight was an exception. Mario was excellent on both ends of the floor and the four steals illustrates why he is so valuable in fantasy. He also shot 6-of-6 from the free throw line on the night, despite turning the ball over three times. He should be owned in all leagues, and will become a must-start player if Norris Cole goes down with an injury. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:01 pm
    • Dwyane Wade leads Heat with 28 points in win
      Dwyane Wade led the Heat to a win over the Nets on Sunday, finishing with 28 points, five boards, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

      Advice: He definitely made his owners nervous when he appeared to tweak his knee late in the game, but he stayed on the floor and was able to finish what was a great night for the Heat. Wade looked very active all night and looks determined to shoulder the load without Chris Bosh (calf) in the lineup. As you have learned by now, check back before Wednesday's game vs. the Jazz to see if Wade is active, as it wouldn't be out of the question for him to rest on the second night of a back-to-back set. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:53 pm
    • Zach Randolph drops 17 & 10 on Warriors
      Zach Randolph had 17 points and 10 rebounds on 8-of-12 shooting in Tuesday's big win over the Warriors, which snapped their 16-game winning streak.

      Advice: Randolph didn't do anything amazing tonight, but played well enough to help his team win, just as he's done all season. Mike Conley added a pedestrian 17 points, five assists and four steals on 6-of-18 shooting, but the Memphis D was too much for the streaking Dubs tonight. The Grizzlies now hold a record of 20-4, which is just one less win than the 21-3 Warriors. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:33 pm
    • Tim Hardaway Jr struggles in loss to Mavs
      Tim Hardaway Jr. hit just 5-of-17 shots and missed all eight of his 3-point attempts on his way to 14 points, four rebounds and two assists in Tuesday's loss.

      Advice: He's averaging 15.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.6 3-pointers over his last five games, but is hitting just 37 percent of his shots over that stretch. With J.R. Smith hurting, Carmelo Anthony's knee a ticking time bomb, and Iman Shumpert's shoulder shredded, Hardaway is going to have to step up for the Knicks, one way or another. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:51 pm
    • Sergey Karasev (sore left side) won't return
      Sergey Karasev (sore left side) will not return to Tuesday's game vs. the Heat, finishing with 11 points, three boards, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes.

      Advice: He was seen getting looked at on the sidelines before making his way back to the locker room, and it is unclear how severe the injury is. Karasev just recently moved into the starting lineup for the Nets, and has emerged as a decent option in deeper leagues. We should know more about his status shortly, but if he misses any time Bojan Bogdanovic and Alan Anderson will both benefit. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:03 pm
    • Chris Andersen (back) briefly leaves game
      Chris Andersen (back) briefly left Tuesday's game against the Nets.

      Advice: He is said to be dealing with back spasms, but he returned pretty quickly from the locker room and appears to be moving just fine. We will pass along any further updates as needed. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:10 pm
    • Heat vs. Nets temporarily delayed due to leak
      The Heat and Nets game was temporarily delayed due to a leak in the roof at the Barclays Center, but the game is now expected to resume.

      Advice: In what was a bizarre series of events at the Barclays Center, it now appears that the leak in the roof has been resolved and both teams are back out on the court. There is no longer any need to worry about a cancellation and the game will go on. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:19 pm
    • Andrew Bogut (knee) to be re-evaluated Wed.
      Andrew Bogut is dealing with Chondromalacia and a bone edema, and he will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

      Advice: Chondromalacia is basically runner's knee, and a bone edema causes swelling and fluid build-up. Bogut will be re-evaluated on Wednesday, and he's uncertain of his status going forward. He generally takes a bit longer to recover from injuries than your average player, so we'll be considering him on the doubtful side of questionable for Thursday's game vs. OKC. If there's anything positive here, it's that Bogut said surgery would not be required. If he's going to miss time, Marreese Speights is going to quickly become a popular pick up. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:05 pm
    • Dwyane Wade (illness) will play Tuesday
      Dwyane Wade (illness) will play Tuesday vs. the Nets.

      Advice: Wade will draw a very favorable matchup vs. the Nets tonight, and with Chris Bosh (calf) also sidelined, he's going to be asked to carry the offensive workload. He makes for a solid plug-and-play option in daily leagues, despite the fact that he is sick. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:07 pm
    • Danilo Gallinari (knee) will play Wednesday
      Updating a previous report, Danilo Gallinari (knee) will return to the lineup for Wednesday's game vs. Houston.

      Advice: Gallinari is having a very disappointing season with averages of 6.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.0 three-pointer per game. He can remain on the waiver wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:26 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard (hand) out Wednesday vs. MEM
      Kawhi Leonard (hand) will miss Wednesday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

      Advice: Leonard again had x-rays taken on his sore right hand following Monday's game vs. Portland, but they revealed no fracture. The Spurs are currently awaiting the results of further testing that is being performed today in San Antonio, and we'll keep you posted as soon as details become available. Leonard was seen holding his hand and wincing in pain throughout Monday's game, and with the Spurs main focus set on a title run, he could miss some extended time here. Marco Bellineli and Manu Ginobili will see some increased opportunity with Leonard sidelined. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:58 pm
       
      Injured
    • Danilo Gallinari (knee) returns to practice
      Danilo Gallinari (knee) returned to practice on Tuesday.

      Advice: He may be able to suit up for Wednesday's game vs. Houston, but has been far too inconsistent this season to warrant an add in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:35 pm
    • Marcus Smart (Achilles) doubtful Wednesday
      Marcus Smart (Achilles) pulled himself out of Tuesday's practice, and is doubtful to face the Magic on Wednesday.

      Advice: Smart is averaging a meager 5.9 points and 1.5 assists on the season, and he's not worth owning in standard leagues. Evan Turner will get some extra run if Smart isn't able to go, but his game doesn't translate very well to fantasy. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:24 pm
       
      Injured
    • Isaiah Canaan (ankle) questionable for Wed.
      Isaiah Canaan (ankle) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Nuggets.

      Advice: With Patrick Beverley back and starting, Canaan won't see enough minutes to consistently offer much, if any, fantasy value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:34 am
    • Dwyane Wade misses Tuesday shootaround
      Dwyane Wade (illness) missed Tuesday's shootaround in advance of the Heat's game against the Nets.

      Advice: With Shabazz Napier and Danny Granger both sick and Josh McRoberts (knee) and Chris Bosh (calf) out, the Heat may enter Tuesday's game with a short bench. We'll update Wade's status prior to game time, but Mario Chalmers and Luol Deng could be looking at huge minutes against the Nets. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:20 am
    • Andrew Bogut out for Tuesday vs Grizzlies
      Andrew Bogut (knee) will miss Tuesday's game against the Grizzlies.

      Advice: Bogut had been upgraded from out to doubtful on Monday, but the Warriors have decided not to push his return. Festus Ezeli will likely get the start again on Tuesday, while Marreese Speights will be the biggest fantasy beneficiary in a revenge game against his former team. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:05 am
    • Celtics hope Marcus Smart can return Weds
      The Celtics are hopeful that Marcus Smart (achilles) will be able to return for Wednesday's game against the Magic.

      Advice: Smart is still dealing with a left achilles strain that he suffered on Friday, but could be available to suit up for the injury-depleted Celtics on Wednesday. Smart could see some extra minutes upon his return with Marcus Thornton (calf) sidelined for two weeks, but he's better off left on waiver wires for now. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:53 am
       
      Injured
    • Kawhi Leonard scores 21 points vs. Blazers
      Kawhi Leonard scored 21 points against the Blazers during a 108-95 loss on Monday to go with nine rebounds, four assists and one block in 33 minutes.

      Advice: He made 7-of-18 from the field and did a lot of his scoring off the dribble. His usage rate tonight was higher than any game in his career with at least 15 minutes on the court. On the downside, he is shooting much worse on pull-ups this season, which explains the 6.8 percent dip in field goal percentage. Leonard has been a top-20 player on the season. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:51 pm
       
      Injured
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo could see role change
      Giannis Antetokounmpo had a sub-par showing against the Suns on Monday with six points, eight rebounds and two turnovers in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He played a little out of position tonight and he'll likely have to play some power forward with Jabari Parker (knee) going down. Antetokounmpo has been keeping his fouls down and his shot selection is much better, so he should see a slight uptick in overall production while Parker is out. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:47 pm
    • Jared Dudley plays 31 minutes as fill in
      Jared Dudley replaced Jabari Parker (knee) after his knee injury on Monday, finishing with 10 points, two rebounds, five assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: Coach Jason Kidd hasn't been playing Dudley too much with just 18.9 minutes per game on the season, but it's fair to think he'll get his playing time to around 26-28 minutes per game. He'll have a chance to make 1.5 treys per game, which puts him on the radar in standard leagues. Unless you hate the guy on the end of your bench, it's probably better to wait and see how things go on Wednesday against the Blazers. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:39 pm
    • Stuckey posts 20-10-7 line in blowout win
      Rodney Stuckey lit up the Lakers in Monday's 110-91 blowout win, scoring 20 points on 6-of-14 shooting with 10 rebounds and seven assists.

      Advice: Stuckey didn't hit a three or get a steal or block, but this is a very nice line to go with a pretty solid hot streak. George Hill will return at some point and knock him down a few pegs, and until then he's probably a coin flip's chance to retain low-end value in standard 12-team formats. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:31 pm
    • Taj Gibson turns in a nice game in loss
      Taj Gibson made 7-of-11 from the field for 15 points against the Hawks on Monday with 17 boards, one assist and two blocks.

      Advice: He was very busy in the low post on both ends for the Bulls. Gibson is likely looking at another start with Joakim Noah (ankle) still on the mend. In his previous eight starts, he averaged 14.5 points, 7.6 boards, 1.6 blocks and 0.6 steals in 35.3 minutes. He's a must-start player until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:22 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 vs NY
    • Mayo leaves game with hamstring injury
      O.J. Mayo left Monday's game with a hamstring injury and returned to start the second half.

      Advice: Now that Jabari Parker has gone down to a serious looking knee injury, his outlook has actually improved tonight. We'll be monitoring this game closely and for what it's worth Mayo has nine points, four rebounds, four turnovers and one three in 20 minutes mid-way through the third quarter. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:39 pm
    • Andrew Bogut upgraded to doubtful for Tuesday
      Andrew Bogut (knee) has been upgraded to doubtful for Tuesday night against the Grizzlies.

      Advice: It's a good sign that he's not out, but it would be a shock to see him out there. Bogut had his knee drained over the weekend and the Warriors will likely take it easy on him. Marreese Speight should get more looks while Festus Ezeli will start. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:35 pm
    • Tim Hardaway Jr. dealing with cramping
      Tim Hardaway Jr. has been dealing with some cramping.

      Advice: He was fine at practice and it shouldn't affect his status heading into games. However, this might become a recurring thing, so his fantasy owners will want to keep an eye on it. J.R. Smith should be back soon, so Hardaway is not a great pickup anyway. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:40 pm
    • Tiago Splitter out on Monday night
      Tiago Splitter (calf) will not play against the Blazers on Monday.

      Advice: The team is calling it "right calf rehabilitation,"so it's not an aggravation. Splitter needed about six weeks to get over his calf strain from the first week of the season and the Spurs are going to take it easy on him. While he's out, expect Aron Baynes to get some extra work. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:43 pm
    • Isaiah Canaan (ankle) could be back Wed.
      Isaiah Canaan (ankle) is expected to play on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Rockets are not really going to need him now that Pat Beverley is back. Canaan was nice as a fill-in for the Rockets, but he's not going to be a great fantasy option while Beverley is out there. He might take some minutes away from Jason Terry, though. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:00 pm
    • Andrew Bogut will not play on Tuesday
      Andrew Bogut (knee) will not play on Tuesday against the Grizzlies.

      Advice: He had his knee drained over the weekend, so that suggests he's going to miss some time. Festus Ezeli will get the starts, but Marreese Speights and Draymond Green will benefit the most. Bogut should be benched in weekly leagues with two games. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:30 am
    • Dwyane Wade (sick) questionable for Nets game
      Dwyane Wade (illness) missed practice on Monday and is questionable to play against the Nets on Tuesday.

      Advice: The good news is that he did travel with the team. Players are missing games due to illnesses all over the place, but Miami is really going to need Wade with all of their injuries. Miami does play four games this week, so owners in weekly leagues can still probably plug him in there. If he's out, Mario Chalmers will benefit most while Luol Deng figures to help out. Shabazz Napier would also get more run. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:23 am
    • Andrew Bogut (knee) didn't play on Sunday
      Andrwe Bogut (knee) did not play in Sunday's overtime win over the Pelicans.

      Advice: Bogut's timetable to return is not clear, but he's expected to be reevaluated on Monday. While Bogut remains sidelined, Festus Ezeli will continue to start, but Marreese Speights and Andre Iguodala are the primary beneficiaries from a minutes perspective. Ezeli is averaging just five points, 3.7 rebounds and a block in 18 minutes (three starts) while filling in for Bogut. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:37 am
    • Tim Hardaway Jr plays well as fill-in starter
      Tim Hardaway Jr. started Sunday's game in place of J.R. Smith (heel), notching 18 points, one 3-pointer, six rebounds, two assists and five turnovers in 35 minutes vs. the Raptors.

      Advice: He had 16 points, two 3-pointers and five rebounds in the Knicks' previous game and is a hot pickup with Smith day-to-day and Iman Shumpert (dislocated shoulder) potentially out four weeks. Hardaway is worth a look if you need scoring and 3-point shooting, but don't expect well-rounded production. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:03 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard (hand) just misses 5x5 line
      Kawhi Leonard (bruised hand) set a career high with six blocks during Sunday's win over the Nuggets, while also tying his career high with five steals.

      Advice: Leonard also scored 18 points with eight rebounds, four assists and only one turnover. He's playing a career-high 31.9 minutes per game this season, racking up elite fantasy value with 14.8 points (46.0 percent FGs, 75.0 percent FTs), 1.0 threes, 7.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.0 steals and 0.5 blocks. Those numbers aren't likely to dip as the season progresses but they could easily improve, giving Leonard nice upside after a relatively slow start to the season. Tonight's performance made him the first Spurs player since David Robinson in 1992 to record six blocks and five steals in the same game. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:02 pm
       
      Injured
    • Tiago Splitter logs 20 minutes as starting C
      Tiago Splitter made his first start of the season on Sunday, playing 20 minutes to finish with 11 points, six rebounds, three assists, one block and one turnover.

      Advice: Splitter missed 20 of the Spurs' first 21 games this season and it's predictable that San Antonio wouldn't overload him with minutes upon his return -- he's only been in the NBA for five years but he's 29 years old. That said, his per-minute production is enviable and he should still hold value for deep-league owners in need of FG percentage, rebounds and blocks. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:58 pm
    • Kevin Durant scores 23 points in 24 minutes
      Kevin Durant scored 23 points on 8-of-13 shooting in Sunday's win over the Suns, adding eight boards, two assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

      Advice: This game was over in a hurry which explains the low minutes, but he was still able to muster up an impressive game. Coach Scott Brooks said on Sunday that Durant's minutes were going to be increased, so his value is only going to go up from here. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:35 pm
    • Chris Andersen (ankle) returns vs Heat Sunday
      Chris Andersen returned from a nine-game absence on Sunday with two points, three rebounds and one block in 18 minutes during a home loss to the Bulls.

      Advice: Andersen can rack up impressive rebound and block totals on a per-minute basis, but the 36-year-old has struggled to stay healthy and doesn't get enough minutes for use in typical fantasy leagues. He'd only be worth deploying if Josh McRoberts (knee) and Chris Bosh (calf) miss more time. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:07 pm
    • Norris Cole thrives in season-high 40 minutes
      Norris Cole logged a season-high 40 minutes on Sunday, finishing a loss to Chicago with 10 points, five rebounds, six assists, three steals and zero turnovers.

      Advice: He didn't make any 3-pointers but the playing time is enormously encouraging for fantasy owners who have tolerated middling value from Miami's full-time starting PG. Rookie Shabazz Napier was assigned to the D-League on Sunday, a move which could mean a sustained increase in playing time for Cole as long as Napier isn't soon recalled. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:02 pm
    • Tiago Splitter replaces Matt Bonner on Sunday
      Tiago Splitter will draw the start for the Spurs against the Nuggets on Sunday, replacing Matt Bonner.

      Advice: Splitter likely won't play very many minutes as the Spurs ease him back into action, but owners in deep leagues should monitor him in case he gets hot. The Spurs change their lineups often, so this likely won't be a permanent move. Bonner, however, shouldn't be owned in almost any league and this news solidifies that. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:00 pm
    • Tim Hardaway Jr. to draw the start on Sunday
      Tim Hardaway Jr. will draw the start for Sunday's game against the Raptors.

      Advice: J.R. Smith (heel) and Iman Shumpert (shoulder) are both sidelined, so Hardaway could see some big minutes in the short-term. If you are in need of 3-pointers, Hardaway is worth a long look in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:40 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard (hand) active for Sunday's game
      Kawhi Leonard (hand) will give it a go on Sunday despite still being sore.

      Advice: After resting for two games, Leonard looks set to play against the Nuggets and owners will want to make sure he is in their active lineups. We will let you know how he does after the game, but it appears he has finally turned the corner with his hand injury. Marco Belinelli takes a huge hit with this news and should be cut in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:12 pm
       
      Injured
    • Gallinari (knee), Foye (knee) out Sunday
      Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Randy Foye (knee) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: Neither of these guys are currently worth owning in standard leagues. Wilson Chandler and Aaron Afflalo will continue to log heavy minutes with both their backups sidelined. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:11 pm
    • Chris Andersen (ankle) available for Sunday
      Updating a previous report, Chris Andersen (ankle) will be available to play for Sunday's game vs. Chicago.

      Advice: Andersen will see some increased opportunity tonight with Josh McRoberts (knee) and Chris Bosh (calf) sidelined, but he's not much more than a shot-blocking specialist in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:42 pm
    • Kevin Durant's minutes will increase on Sun.
      Scott Brooks said that Kevin Durant's minutes will be increased for Sunday's game vs. Phoenix.

      Advice: Brooks would not say how much, but more time on the court can only be seen as a positive sign for owners of Durant. Obviously he's a must-start option, so go ahead and roll him out there for what should be a high-scoring, up-tempo game against the Suns. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:30 pm
    • Chris Andersen (ankle) game-time decision Sun
      Chris Andersen (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game vs. the Bulls.

      Advice: The Heat could use him with both Chris Bosh (calf) and Josh McRoberts (knee) sidelined, but he's still nothing more than a shot-blocking specialist in deep leagues. Check back closer to tip-off for an official update on Andersen's status. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:05 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard (hand) questionable for Sunday
      Kawhi Leonard (hand) remains questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Nuggets.

      Advice: Leonard's hand injury has already cost him two games, and if he's forced to sit again, Marco Belinelli and Manu Ginobili will see some increased opportunity. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:32 pm
       
      Injured
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo keeps improving game
      Giannis Antetokounmpo keeps improving his game, and has shown off a new ability to consistently get to the free throw line.

      Advice: "He's learning how to play without having to score the ball, say shooting threes or shooting jump shots," coach Jason Kidd said. "He can live at the free-throw line. Some of the top players in this league, that's what they do." The Greek Freak has already attempted 98 free throws this season, after attempting 202 all of last season. He is only going to get better as the season progresses and his ridiculous upside makes him worth owning in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:05 am
    • Marcus Smart (Achilles) out for Monday's game
      Marcus Smart (Achilles) is listed as out for Monday's game vs. the 76ers, and is not travelling with the team.

      Advice: He reportedly has a chance to play on Wednesday and should practice on Tuesday, so the injury isn't thought to be too serious. However, Smart isn't a big part of the rotation and would need an injury or trade of Rajon Rondo to be relevant in standard leagues. Leave Smart on the waiver wire for now. Evan Turner should receive a few extra minutes with this news. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:36 am
       
      Injured
    • O.J. Mayo scores six in 11 minutes
      O.J. Mayo scored six points against the Clippers on Saturday with one assist and two turnovers in 11 minutes.

      Advice: It's his second game in his last four with minutes under 14 and he's made just 40 percent from the field on the year, so it's going to be awfully tough to trust him. Mayo is going to need to string together about five games in a row for fantasy owners in most leagues to consider grabbing him. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:46 pm
    • Sergey Karasev struggles in start on Saturday
      Sergey Karasev started again for Brooklyn on Saturday, but struggled mightily by scoring just three points to go with one assist, one board, one steal and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes.

      Advice: He had a decent game on Friday against the 76ers in which he scored 11 points in 28 minutes, but he disappeared against the Hornets and couldn't get anything going. However, as long as he is starting he will be worth monitoring in deeper leagues, but he is still a long ways away from standard league consideration. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:43 pm
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo has a nice night
      Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 20 points against the Clippers on Saturday with five rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and four turnovers.

      Advice: His scoring is coming around with at least 14 points in four straight and he does have 1.5 steals and 0.8 blocks in that span, too. Antetokounmpo is shooting the ball well this season at 49.3 percent from the field and his improved shot selection has been a common thread all year. He's clearly trending up. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:41 pm
    • Rodney Stuckey grabs 14 boards, scores 14
      Rodney Stuckey grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds against the Blazers on Saturday with 14 points, two assists, one steal and two turnovers.

      Advice: It was just his third double-digit rebound game in his career, which is interesting considering tonight was his 500th game in the regular season. Stuckey's minutes have held steady lately and the team will ask him to play more at shooting guard to help with the loss of C.J. Miles. He should have some low-end value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:24 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard (hand) questionable Sunday
      Kawhi Leonard (hand) is questionable for Sunday's game vs. Denver.

      Advice: He has already missed two games in a row, and owners can only hope that he will be cleared in time for the game. Leonard is said to only be dealing with a simple bruise, but given that he plays for the Spurs it is no surprise that they are being cautious with him. Check back before tip-off on Sunday before plugging him into lineups, and expect Marco Belinelli and Kyle Anderson to fill the void if he sits. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 5:00 pm
       
      Injured
    • Danilo Gallinari (knee) doubtful for Saturday
      Danilo Gallinari (knee) is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game against the Rockets.

      Advice: We would be surprised if he played considering his knee has been a nuisance all season. Gallinari has yet to perform up to his usual standards and we don't see him becoming relevant in standard leagues this season given how well Wilson Chandler has played. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:18 am
    • Isaiah Canaan (ankle) is out on Saturday
      Isaiah Canaan (ankle) will not play in Saturday's game vs. the Nuggets.

      Advice: Patrick Beverley is healthy, so Canaan won't see big minutes upon his eventual return. We will update his status as needed, but owners can ignore him in all but the deepest of leagues. Jason Terry, Troy Daniels and Nick Johnson will all continue to see a bump in minutes, but none of them are standard league options. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:08 am
    • Andrew Bogut and David Lee out Saturday
      Andrew Bogut (knee, flu) and David Lee (hamstring) have been ruled out for Saturday's game vs. Dallas.

      Advice: Bogut just had his knee drained and is dealing with a flu so he is not expected to be re-evaluated until Monday while David Lee is reportedly very close to returning to action. Bogut should be considered questionable for Tuesday's game against a strong Memphis team, so owners will want to check back for an update prior to that game. Festus Ezeli will likely draw another start at center, but Marreese Speights is the biggest winner of this news and is worth a look in all leagues in the short term. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:40 am
    • Wade scores season-high 29 points with flu
      Dwyane Wade played through an illness and scored a season-high 29 points in Friday's road win over the Jazz, hitting 10-of-16 shots (1-of-1 3PTs, 8-of-12 FTs) with three rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one block in 35 minutes.

      Advice: Wade sure didn't look sick tonight and these are the types of lines he needs to make up for his absences and somehow justify his ADP. Chris Bosh went for 22 and nine with a steal and two blocks as his excellent year continues, and Luol Deng scored 14 points with six rebounds, a steal and a three in the win. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:33 am
    • Chalmers quiet on 1-of-7 shooting night
      Mario Chalmers hit just 1-of-7 shots (including a three) for four points, three rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: We know how Dwyane Wade essentially ruins things for Chalmers, but he has been worth owning on the whole this year and his upside when Wade goes out is worth the roster slot. At least for now. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:31 am
    • Zach Randolph drops 20-11 on Friday night
      Zach Randolph double-doubled during a 113-107 overtime win on Friday with 20 points, 11 rebounds, one assist, one block and two turnovers in 43 minutes.

      Advice: It was his first 20-10 of the month and just his second double-double, as well. Randolph was outside the top 150 for standard league value over the past two weeks, so a big game tonight had to feel good for his owners. He'll get a friendly matchup against the 76ers on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:42 pm
    • Sergey Karasev plays well on Friday
      Sergey Karasev played well against the 76ers on Friday during a start with 11 points, two rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

      Advice: He's outplaying Bojan Bogdanovic right now and is taking his minutes. Karasev still has a lot of work to do in order to climb into the conversation in standard leagues and is only on the radar in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:32 pm
    • Hardaway scores 16 points with two threes
      Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 16 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 5-of-13 shots (2-of-4 3PTs, 4-of-4 FTs) with five rebounds and one assist in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Hardaway could be looking at some serious run if Iman Shumpert's dislocated shoulder costs him significant time, which seems like a fairly good chance. J.R. Smith (heel) was out tonight and of course Carmelo Anthony (22 points) has a knee that everybody's talking about. When it all shakes out, Hardaway is worth a look but owners need to know that all he does is score and hit threes -- limiting his upside in standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:43 pm
    • Marcus Smart (Achilles) out for game
      Marcus Smart suffered a left Achilles strain on Friday and will not return.

      Advice: Not good. He was on the exercise bike for a minute and went to the locker room under his own power. Smart had a bad ankle sprain last month and he looks like he's going to miss time with this issue. Marcus Thornton and Evan Turner are going to get even more playing time. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 5:18 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kawhi Leonard (hand) will not play vs. Lakers
      Kawhi Leonard (hand) will not play against the Lakers on Friday.

      Advice: This will be his second game out of the lineup, but nothing is structurally wrong. Leonard has now missed three games with an eye infection and this hand issue, which are two of the strangest injuries of the season. Marco Belinelli and Kyle Anderson will likely benefit the most. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:47 pm
       
      Injured
    • Dwyane Wade (illness) will play Friday
      Dwyane Wade (illness) will play Friday vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: Get him active as Wade remains a must-start guy every time he's in the lineup. He also has a favorable matchup tonight against the Jazz, and although he's sick, he's still Dwyane Wade and worthy of consideration in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:26 pm
    • Tim Hardaway Jr. headed to the bench on Fri.
      Tim Hardaway Jr. will head to the bench on Friday with Carmelo Anthony back in the lineup.

      Advice: Hardaway Jr. is coming off a 23-point outing, but that was sans Anthony. He doesn't do much aside from score, and he's not at all consistent, so he'll be a risky play in daily leagues. With Anthony back, Hardaway Jr. can probably be cut in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:00 pm
    • Karasev still starting on Friday night
      The Nets will start Deron Williams, Sergey Karasev, Joe Johnson, Kevin Garnett and Mason Plumlee against the 76ers on Friday.

      Advice: Karasev has passed Bojan Bogdanovic on the depth chart for now and it could stick unless Bogdanovic turns it around. Of course, this news only concerns owners in extremely deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:44 pm
    • Chris Andersen hopeful to play on Tuesday
      Chris Andersen (ankle) is targeting a return to the lineup on Tuesday.

      Advice: He hasn't had any setbacks and his timetable was two weeks from his sprain back on Nov. 23, so Tuesday makes sense as a target date. Andersen is only a specialists for blocks in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:35 pm
    • Ricky Ledo back up with the Mavericks
      Ricky Ledo has been called up for the Mavericks for Saturday.

      Advice: This doesn't bode well for Jameer Nelson (shoulder) to play and perhaps it could be a negative on Chandler Parsons (back). Ledo is one of the wildest players to watch in the NBA, but he's not going to have fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:33 pm
    • Isaiah Canaan remains out for Saturday
      Isaiah Canaan (ankle) will not play against the Nuggets on Saturday.

      Advice: He was hopeful to play in this game, but the Rockets are not going to rush him back. Patrick Beverley is playing big minutes while Jason Terry, Nick Johnson and Troy Daniels are in the rotation for now, too. Canaan can be dropped just about everywhere. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:16 am
    • Dwyane Wade (illness) doubtful for Friday
      Dwyane Wade (illness) missed shootaround and is doubtful to play Friday vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: If Wade can't go, expect Mario Chalmers to return to the starting lineup and see a major increase in his offensive workload. Chalmers has been solid with the starting unit, boasting averages of 17.4 points, 6.5 assists, and 1.1 three-pointers per game, and he'll make for a nice plug-and-play option in daily leagues if Wade is indeed ruled out. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:34 am
    • Shaw explains why Gallinari's PT is down
      Nuggets' head coach Brian Shaw explained during a recent interview why Danilo Gallinari's playing time has been down this season.

      Advice: "[Gallinari] understands that if Wilson [Chandler] wasn't playing as well as he is playing at that position, then maybe I'd let him out there and try to play through it a little bit more," said Shaw. "But Wilson is playing well, and he's not, so that's why Wilson is out there." Gallinari's numbers are way down this season, and he's shooting a career-worst 32.8 percent from the field. He's not going to get things turned around anytime soon, and belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:37 am
    • Kevin Durant says he's close to 100 percent
      Kevin Durant stated after Thursday's win that he's getting close to being his regular self.

      Advice: Durant scored eight of his 19 points during the fourth quarter of Thursday's win over the LeBron James-less Cavs, and he's managing to put up early-round value despite being limited to 30 minutes per game. He's been the best player in fantasy basketball for the past five years, but he does carry a bit of injury risk this year. Still, it couldn't hurt to send out a few buy-low offers before he has a traditional KD 40-point-game. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:23 am
    • Kevin Durant finishes strong after slow start
      Kevin Durant scored the Thunder's last eight points of their 103-94 win against the Cavs on Thursday, finishing with 19 points, six rebounds, five assists, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

      Advice: He is going to play in the second half of the back-to-back set on Friday, and he'll likely still see his minutes around 30. Durant has still been able to post third-round value in standard fantasy leagues despite the low minutes and his lack of defensive stats before tonight, so it'll be just a matter of time before he's a top two player in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:26 pm
    • Isaiah Canaan out for Thursday night
      Isaiah Canaan (ankle) is still out for Thursday against the Kings.

      Advice: The Rockets don't really need him these days with Patrick Beverley back in the starting lineup. Canaan can be dropped in just about all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:35 pm
    • Kevin Durant will play Friday vs. Minnesota
      Kevin Durant will play Friday vs. Minnesota.

      Advice: There was some concern that the Thunder may hold Durant out of back-to-back sets, but head coach Scott Brooks told reporters on Thursday that he will be available for Friday's game. Continue to roll him out there as you would. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:04 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard (hand) could play Friday
      Kawhi Leonard's MRI on his right hand revealed nothing more than a bruise, and he could be cleared to play Friday vs. the Lakers.

      Advice: Leonard was withheld from Wednesday's game as a precaution, and his ability to play on Friday will likely be determined by pain tolerance, according to a source with knowledge of the test results. If Leonard does play, he will likely be the primary guy trying to stop Kobe from scoring the 31 points he needs to pass Michael Jordan for third on the league's all-time scoring chart. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 2:25 pm
       
      Injured
    • Gallinari (knee) will miss next couple games
      Danilo Gallinari (knee) estimated that he'll miss the next couple of games in order to rest and heal his surgically-repaired left knee.

      Advice: Gallinari has been a shell of his former self this season, putting up his worst numbers since his rookie year with averages of 6.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.0 three-pointer per game. His knee is going to be an ongoing issue, and given his limited upside, he can be cut in nearly all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:49 pm
    • Danilo Gallinari out until knee stops hurting
      Danilo Gallinari (knee) will sit out until his surgically-repaired knee stops hurting, according to head coach Brian Shaw.

      Advice: Gallinari has some soreness in his right now and will be listed as day-to-day until the pain dissipates. "The guy was out 19 months," Shaw said. "He's still experiencing a little bit of pain. He's not back to the level he wants to be at." Gallo has until Saturday's game against the Rockets to rest his ailing knee, but even that seems like a questionable proposition at the moment. Fantasy owners can feel free to cut bait until he proves that he's healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:12 am
    • Kevin Durant says foot not a concern
      Kevin Durant is not worried about re-injuring his surgically-repaired right foot

      Advice: Durant is still on a minutes restriction, but the reigning MVP isn't holding back because of the Jones fracture that caused him to miss the first month of the season. "I'm one of those guys that's going to play how I play if I'm out on the court," he said. "If I try to hold back and worry about what may happen, that's when I don't bring the edge I usually play with. Whatever happens, happens." This is great news for Durant's fantasy owners as it sounds like he's ready to assume his place as the top fantasy option out there. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:46 am
    • Tim Hardaway Jr. downplays Melo spat
      Tim Hardaway Jr. said the reported friction between he and Carmelo Anthony has been blow out of proportion.

      Advice: After confirming reports that he and Anthony had an on-court argument during last week's game with the Nets, Hardaway Jr. downplayed the incident. "It was a heat-of-the-moment type of deal,’’ Hardaway Jr. said. "Everybody in the locker room are treated as brothers. It happened a week ago. We moved on. It’s in the past." Spat aside, Hardaway Jr. has been inconsistent this season, but is worth owning for his three-point ability while Anthony (knee) is sidelined indefinitely. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:04 am
    • Tiago Splitter plays eight minutes vs. Knicks
      Tiago Splitter played eight minutes against the Knicks on Wednesday with three points, one rebound, one assist and two blocks.

      Advice: Not a bad start with the blocks and Splitter should have decent per-minute value. The problem is that the Spurs are going to keep his minutes in check because they don't want Splitter to aggravate his calf issue. He won't be worth owning in most leagues for a bit. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:25 pm
    • Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 23 points vs. Spurs
      Tim Hardaway Jr. was the lone bright spot in the starting lineup for the Knicks on Wednesday with 23 points, three rebounds, two assist, one steal and four 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

      Advice: He looks to be the beneficiary of the Carmelo Anthony (knee) injury and should get plenty of shots for the Knicks. Hardaway doesn't really do much outside of scoring, but he'll likely have enough treys to be worth a look in standard leagues while Melo is out. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:47 pm
    • Taj Gibson posts monster line in win
      Taj Gibson had 11 points, 10 rebounds and a season-high six blocks in Wednesday's win over the Nets.

      Advice: The Nets are a sieve to opposing bigs right now and Gibson and Pau Gasol combined for 27 points, 26 rebounds and 10 blocks tonight. He's over his ankle injury and is worth starting in fantasy leagues, especially with Joakim Noah dealing with an ankle injury of his own right now. The last time Gibson blocked six shots in a game was Jan. of 2011. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:47 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 vs NY
    • Sergey Karasev draws start, struggles
      Sergey Karasev started at small forward for the Nets on Wednesday but hit just 3-of-8 shots for six points, six rebounds and a steal in 31 minutes.

      Advice: He was 0-of-3 from downtown and had played a total of 35 minutes on the season coming in. He did score 11 on Monday, so just put him on your radar in case they stick with him. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:38 pm
    • Marcus Smart cools off on Monday night
      Marcus Smart did not score in 12 minutes against the Hornets on Wednesday, adding two rebounds and one assist.

      Advice: He put up 23 points on Monday for the best game of his career, but coach Brad Stevens didn't unleash him tonight. Smart is likely going to only see minutes in the teens most nights, so he can be left on the waiver wire while the Celtics are healthy in the backcourt. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:48 pm
       
      Injured
    • Rodney Stuckey scores 10 in 32 minutes
      Rodney Stuckey was one of two Pacer starters to play more than 18 minutes on Wednesday (David West) and had 10 points, six assists and a steal in a season-high 32 minutes.

      Advice: Frank Vogel ran with his bench tonight, but let Stuckey play while the rest of the starters sat for much of the night. Stuckey is averaging 12.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.8 3-pointers over his last five games, and it's time to move on him, at least until George Hill is finally back in action. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:48 pm
    • Tim Hardaway Jr. starting in place of Melo
      Tim Hardaway Jr. will start in place of Carmelo Anthony on Wednesday against the Spurs.

      Advice: He should get plenty of minutes next to Jose Calderon, Iman Shumpert, Quincy Acy and Amare Stoudemire. The Knicks are hopeful that Melo is back for Friday, but that seems doubtful. Hardaway is worth a look as a low-end scoring option. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:28 pm
    • Taj Gibson is starting on Wednesday
      Taj Gibson will start against the Nets on Wednesday.

      Advice: This move was expected to happen with Joakim Noah (ankle) out tonight. Gibson has been spectacular in his starts, so make sure he's in your lineup. Nikola Mirotic should get some more run. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:11 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 vs NY
    • Tiago Splitter getting 8-12 minutes
      Tiago Splitter will play 8-12 minutes on Wednesday against the Knicks.

      Advice: It'll be his first game in the lineup all season. Splitter has dealt with calf issues for much of the past two seasons and the Spurs are going to be careful. If Tim Duncan sits, Aron Baynes is the preferred big-man play. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:10 pm
    • Sergey Karasev will start on Wednesday night
      Sergey Karasev will start against the Bulls on Wednesday.

      Advice: It's unclear if the owner had an influence on the Russian starting tonight. Karasev has been on the court for just 35 minutes on the year, but he had a nice 11-point game on Monday. He'll need to stay hot to remain in the lineup, but he's not a fantasy option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:58 pm
    • Tiago Splitter is probable on Wednesday
      Tiago Splitter (calf) is probable to face the Knicks on Wednesday.

      Advice: It will be his season debut and the Spurs are more inclined to play him now with Kawhi Leonard (hand) out. Splitter wasn't great last season, so fantasy owners should just take a wait-and-see approach. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:49 pm
    • Danilo Gallinari (knee) out against Heat
      Danilo Gallinari (knee) is out against the Heat on Wednesday, and the Nuggets have listed him as day-to-day.

      Advice: He is still experiencing soreness in his knee and he can't seem to catch a break. Gallinari has had a very limited role this season, and just doesn't look like the same player he used to be. Gallinari can be cut across the board, while Wilson Chandler will continue to log big minutes at small forward for the Nuggets, and should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:37 am
    • Kevin Durant is still on minutes restriction
      Kevin Durant is still on a minutes restriction according to coach Scott Brooks.

      Advice: There is no indication as to when his restraints will be taken off, but Durant is still an elite asset in limited time. He scored 23 points in 29 minutes on Tuesday, so owners who used a high pick on him should feel pretty good about themselves. He is only going to get better as his minutes slowly increase, and it certainly helps that the Thunder are in a thrilling playoff push. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:25 am
    • Isaiah Canaan (ankle) is out on Wednesday
      Isaiah Canaan (ankle) is listed as out for Wednesday's game vs. the Warriors.

      Advice: He won't be relevant again unless Patrick Beverley goes down with an injury, so owners should look elsewhere. Jason Terry will continue to play backup point guard for the depleted Rockets, but is only worth a look in deeper leagues. Leave Canaan on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:42 am
    • Tiago Splitter (calf) could return Wednesday
      Tiago Splitter (calf) could return for Wednesday's game vs. the Knicks.

      Advice: Splitter has seen just 10 minutes of action this season, so it is a sure bet that the Spurs will bring him along very slowly. Outside of extremely deep leagues, Splitter won't be an asset for the foreseeable future, but his return could dampen the value of Boris Diaw and the physical bruiser they call Aron Baynes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:17 am
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) probable for Wednesday
      Taj Gibson (ankle) is probable for Wednesday's game against the Nets.

      Advice: He will likely play in this one, and should draw the start with Joakim Noah (ankle) on the sidelines. Gibson should have a field day against Brooklyn's depleted frontcourt, and should be in all lineups barring a setback. Nikola Mirotic would be the first big off of the bench for the Bulls and will get some decent run after filling in admirably for the Bulls while Gibson was nursing his ankle injury. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:25 am
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 vs NY
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) probable for Wednesday
      Taj Gibson (ankle) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: Joakim Noah (ankle) will not play on Wednesday, so if Gibson is able to go, he'll slide into the starting lineup and make for a quality option in daily leagues. Nikola Mirotic will also see some extended minutes off the bench with Noah sidelined. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:03 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 vs NY
    • Chris Andersen (ankle) out Tuesday vs. PHO
      Chris Andersen (ankle) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Suns.

      Advice: Andersen has been out since November 23, so this news has very little fantasy implications. Birdman can remain on the wire in nearly all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:27 pm
    • Joel Embiid progresses to standstill shooting
      Joel Embiid (foot) has been allowed to progress to standstill shooting during practice, according to 76ers' head coach Brett Brown.

      Advice: "He cleared the first layer,'' Brown said. It's unclear what other layers Embiid has to clear, but this is good news for the rookie as he rehabs his surgically-repaired foot. While it's unlikely that we'll see the rookie debut during the 2014-15 season, his fantasy owners in dynasty leagues have to be happy with this progress. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:58 am
       
      Injured
    • Tiago Splitter game-time decision for Weds
      Tiago Splitter (calf) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against the Knicks, according to head coach Gregg Popovich.

      Advice: Splitter's eventual return will cut into the minutes and production of Boris Diaw, Matt Bonner, and Aron Baynes, but there's no reason to stash the big man in any fantasy league right now. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:10 am
    • Smart scores season-high 23 points
      Marcus Smart has a career-best game with 23 points, four rebounds, five assists, two steals and four threes in 35 minutes off the bench in Monday's double-overtime loss.

      Advice: Brad Stevens went heavy with the bench and let them finish out the game after they made a huge comeback. Smart is going to have a hard time providing consistent fantasy value in 12-14 team leagues as things stand right now, but it's good to see him productive when he's on the floor. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:08 pm
       
      Injured
    • Amir Johnson dealing with some ankle issues
      Amir Johnson needed to get his ankle re-taped against the Nuggets on Monday with seven points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and three turnovers.

      Advice: He basically dealt with ankle pain for the entire second half of the season last year, so this is troubling news. Johnson looked hobbled in his return in the second half, so don't be surprised if he misses a game to get him back to 100 percent. He tried to play through it last year and it backfired. They play the second-place Cavs on Tuesday, so check back for an update after morning shootaround. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:54 pm
    • Rodney Stuckey had a strong second half
      Rodney Stuckey started slow against the Hawks on Monday, finishing with 15 points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

      Advice: He's scored 15.0 points per game over his last three and he is going to stay in the starting lineup for a few weeks. George Hill (knee, quad) is not close to a return, so feel free to give Stuckey a look for some low-end value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 6:54 pm
    • Joel Embiid shooting free throws at practice
      Joel Embiid (foot) was taking free throw attempts at practice on Monday.

      Advice: He is still extremely unlikely to be on the court this season. Embiid should be fine for the 2015-16 season and could be a sneaky pick in drafts. For now, Robert Covington has benefited the most as a stretch four with Nerlens Noel playing some center. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 11:56 am
       
      Injured
    • Isaiah Canaan is still out for Wednesday
      Isaiah Canaan (ankle) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Warriors.

      Advice: Patrick Beverley is back and the Rockets are not going to need Canaan nearly as much. Jason Terry is still expected to get some run because the Rockets have no choice but to go small. Canaan can be cut everywhere. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 11:47 am
    • Rodney Stuckey says Pacers are all adjusting
      Rodney Stuckey said the Pacers are "trying to find their rhythm."

      Advice: "David (West) is missing shots that he is always capable of making. (The injured guys are still) getting their legs back underneath them, getting back into conditioning," he said. "It's going to take time but we just got to play through it. We've been doing that, we've just been falling short." The Pacers are figuring out how to play together after a myriad of injuries and changes in the offseason, so this is not an unexpected process. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 10:42 am
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